Photo Friday: Change of Seasons

We are finally starting to feel the change of seasons more fully now. Days are cooler and the nights and early mornings are brisk. We watch the skies hoping to see the change in clouds from those wispy, rag-tag things to the enormous, towering puffs that may herald rain.

Winter is usually a very short season here and with the accompanying rain (when we’re lucky), watching the water level of the Kinneret becomes something of a national pastime. It’s hard to explain to a non-desert dweller how water (or the lack of it) can be a such a big deal and why water conservation is a daily routine.

Photo Friday: Mood

Gouffre de Padirac is one of the caves we visited in Dordogne and while very commercialized, the lighting in the cave was spectacular and added very much to the experience.

Related: Illuminating The Underworld In A Deep, Dark French Cave (NPR) via Donncha O Caoimh on Google+

Photo Friday: Rain

We are actually at the end of our rainy season, so this photo comes to you from January 2012.

This was the rainiest winter in 7 years and added nearly 2 meters to the level of the Sea of Galilee since the end of December. Watching the water level of Lake Kinneret has become something of a national pastime. (now with soundscape)